D is for Division

D is for Division
dir.Davis Simanis/Latvia, Czech Republic/2017/87 min

An archive photo from 1940 of a muredered woman trying to save her son with her body becomes an inspiration for contemplating over film´s boundaries – geographical as well as metaphorical ones. People on different sides of the Latvian – Russian border sense the import of historical realities in a completely different way. One side associates it with liberation, for the other side it means the loss of freedom. A well-known Latvian author, Davis Simanis, produces an explosive testament about the tension on EU´s eastern borders


  • projection time:
    87 min
  • country/year:
    Latvia, Czech Republic/2017
  • director:
  • pictures:
    Aigars Sērmukšs
  • production:
    Ego Media
  • selected festivals and awards:
    2018 – IDFF Jihlava, 2017 – IDFA Amsterdam

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